News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Press release

    Pharrell Williams calls for action on climate change and green, decent jobs

    11 June 2015

    International music sensation Pharrell Williams calls on the world of work to tackle climate change to ensure young people and the planet have a sustainable future.

  2. © Pierre Albouy / ILO 2023

    104th International Labour Conference

    World of work summit on “Climate Change and the World of Work”

    The 104th International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit to discuss the implications of climate change for the world of work. Follow our live webcast and listen to high-level participants, including the President of France, François Hollande, the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, as well representatives of employers and workers.

  3. Upcoming events at the ILO

    ILO World of Work Summit and World Day against Child Labour

    08 June 2015

  4. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2023

    World Environment Day

    Turning the challenges of greening workplaces and economies into opportunities

    05 June 2015

    ILO Director-General statement for World Environment Day 2015.

  5. © Maria Fleischmann / World Bank 2023

    Decent Work, Green Jobs and Sustainable Development

    Do we have to choose between creating jobs and protecting the climate?

    04 June 2015

    Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department, argues that the world of work has a central role to play in tackling climate change and ensuring a just transition to a green economy.

  6. © Julien Harneis 2023

    Sustainable development

    Female entrepreneur builds economical, green homes in Zambia

    03 June 2015

    ILO-led Green Jobs Programme in Zambia is expected to create 5,000 new green jobs by 2017 thanks to a partnership between the government and the construction sector.

  7. Video

    SCORE China Case Studies: Results achieved through SCORE Training on Cleaner Production

    02 June 2015

    This video shows how two very different Chinese enterprises benefited from the Cleaner Production module of SCORE Training.

  8. News

    World of work essential for climate solutions, says dialogue on climate change and jobs

    13 May 2015

    The event was organised by the ILO in collaboration with the Geneva Environment Network Secretariat on May 12.

  9. © Lakshman Nadaraja/World Bank 2023


    Dialogue on Climate Change and Jobs: Shaping the COP21 Agenda of Solutions

    The objective of this dialogue, organised by the ILO in collaboration with the Geneva Environment Network Secretariat, is to provide a platform for sharing views and perspectives on ways in which the climate change and decent work agendas can be made mutually supportive, looking towards the COP21 in Paris.

  10. Training

    Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration

    This five-day course will look at how governments, enterprises and the social partners are encouraged to each put policies in place and engage with each other through dialogue to maximize the positive contribution of multinational enterprises to socio economic development and decent work.